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Brighton & Hove Albion
Gus Poyet earned his first opportunity to manage in the Barclays Premier League when he was appointed as Sunderland’s Head Coach in October 2013, following the dismissal of Paolo Di Canio. The Uruguayan enjoyed a successful playing career with Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League, and he returns to the top-flight after seven years in coaching.
The former midfielder began his coaching career in July 2006, with the assistant manager’s role at Swindon Town, two years after hanging up his boots as a Spurs player. He continued to ply his trade as a member of the backroom staff, with assistant roles at Leeds United and then Tottenham Hotspur, where he linked up with Juande Ramos.
Poyet parted company with Spurs in 2008 and took up his first managerial role a year later, when he took the reins at Brighton & Hove Albion. With the club in a League One relegation battle when he arrived, Poyet steered the club to safety and remarkably guided the Seagulls to the League One title in the following season. As a result, he earned League One manager of the year in his first full campaign as boss.
In the 2011/12 season, newly promoted Brighton enjoyed another successful campaign under Poyet’s guidance, finishing tenth in the Championship. In 2012/13, he led the Seagulls to the Championship play-offs, where they lost to Crystal Palace in the play-off semi-finals. He parted company with the club after four successful years, but soon returned to management with Sunderland.
Poyet managed the Black Cats to victory against local rivals Newcastle United in just his second game in charge, before then guiding the team to Wembley where they finished runners up to Manchester City in the Capital One Cup. Despite relegation looming large, the Uruguayan led Sunderland to Barclays Premier League safety with one game to spare, which included a first Barclays Premier League home defeat for Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.